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Advocating the legal protection of human embryos and fetuses, especially by favoring the outlawing of abortion on the ground that it is the taking of a human life.

pro-lif′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - an advocate of full legal protection for embryos and fetuses; someone opposed to legalized induced abortion
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea


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Every pro-lifer over the age of about four knows that pro-abortionists use language the same logic-disregarding way Humpty Dumpty does in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass: "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.
Instead pro-lifer after pro-lifer called to say they had come away from the disappointing results more determined than ever to have a "presence" across the nation.
Representative Christopher Smith, Republican of New Jersey, and an ardent pro-lifer, led the charge against the amendment sponsored by Nita Lowey, Democrat of New York, that would require federal employees' health insurance plans to cover birth control.
Even for a seasoned young pro-lifer, interning at National Right to Life for the summer is an entirely new experience.
Before he became our Prime Minister he was branded as a pro-lifer.
No pro-lifer "is saying we are 'taking a year off'--that's not where they're at--they understand pro-lifers have a window of opportunity that they must take advantage of," she said.
Villainization is a means to shift the public's focus from abortion to the pro-lifer (by keeping abortion in a positive light and casting pro-lifers in a negative light) and to get pro-lifers to react by shifting focus from abortion to casting themselves in a positive light.
In addition to unspecified damages, the suit sought a judicial declaration that the pro-lifer's constitutional rights of free expression and peaceable assembly had been violated, and an injunction barfing PPCT from denying pro-lifers future access to the library.
We just are trying to make sure every pro-lifer takes advantage of these tools.
A political scientist by profession (University of Calgary), Morton is a strong pro-lifer.
com that his death means the loss of "a great man, a great pro-lifer, and a great friend" (LifeSiteNews).
A related fallacy is that the pro-lifer who defends the right to life of an unborn baby in the mother's womb, but who does not defend the right to life of a convicted murderer on death row, is being morally inconsistent.